Box Office: John Wick 4 Comes With Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway To Give 50 Cr Weekend

Box Office Update John Wick Chapter 4 Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway Weekend

Box Office Update: It was a weekend of close to 50 crores as John Wick: Chapter 4 came out of nowhere and ended up scoring close to 60% of it all by itself. Just when one was wondering that after Pathaan and to an extent Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar how will exhibitors survive till the release of Bholaa, there came this Hollywood outing which ended up making a strong impression at the box office. Released with just a trailer as a part of the marketing campaign, the film spoke entirely 'apne dam par' as word of mouth spread quite positively about the film and in quick time.

This can well be seen from the fact that Thursday paid previews were one of the best ever with collections to the tune of 2.50 crores*. This was a very good number with IMAX versions across the country leading the charge and post that word was in the town that here was this big action entertainer that was a just watch for those who catch up Hollywood movies regularly. As a result, Friday collections were quite good at 6.50 crores* since one was expecting 3-4 crores collections at best.

What happened from here was all the more impressive as collections grew well on Saturday and Sunday, and as a result the overall weekend (including paid previews) stood at 27 crores*. That's a very good number since last major Hollywood release in India was Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and that film had a weekend of 30.35 crores. Now that was a Marvel offering which is a set franchise across the globe whereas John Wick has not really been a popular character in India all this while, until Chapter 4 which has now set newer benchmarks.

As for Bheed, it has just not performed at all. The film didn't really have much going for it at the time of release as the promotion and marketing was rather low key. The release was decent for a film of this scale and setting while early screenings did result in some good reviews as well. However, audiences just didn't step in for the film, as evident in the first day collections that stayed under the 50 lakh mark. There was no growth that came over the weekend either as a result of which this Rajkummar Rao & Bhumi Pednekar film just had 1.50 crores* weekend.

Due to this, it was holdover Bollywood releases that ended up benefitting due to no really competition from any other Hindi film. Both Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway and Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar made good gains over the weekend and saw day on day jumps as well. While Friday was better than Thursday for most, which was a surprise considering John Wick: Chapter 4 had opened well, the magic lied in Saturday when there were healthy gains of over 50% made. All of these are bonus collections indeed for the films which then saw further growth on Sunday.

Let's talk about Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway first. The film did have a good hold during the first week as a result of which the collections came to 10.50 crores. However, it was still not out of the woods as it required the second week to be pretty close to the first week in order to aim for that lifetime of 22-25 crores. With John Wick: Chapter 4 opening well, there was a scare factor around whether the Rani Mukherji starrer would survive. However, the film ended up getting a weekend of 4.50 crores* which is not far away from the first weekend of 6.50 crores.

Currently standing at 15 crores*, the film will close second week around 17 crores mark and then some sort o moolah will keep trickling in for a few more weeks before Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan arrives on Eid.

Ditto for Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar which is in its third week now and is continuing to be the best performing Hindi film of them all. The film made some good gains over the weekend gone by with 9 crores* more coming in and though a double digit score would have been even healthier, these are still bonus numbers coming as the extended first week was rather uneven. Currently standing at 129 crores*, the film will now comfortably go past the 140 crores mark, which would be a fair lifetime score for the Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer.

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

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